Matthew 4:11 MSG
‘The Test was over. The Devil left. And in his place, angels! Angels came and took care of Jesus’ needs.’
Are you experiencing a time of testing? Are you having to trust God through financial hardship, wait for something you desperately want, believe for a loved one’s salvation or endure through persecution? Well you can pass this test! Aren’t you glad it is coming to an end? Just like that. God sees your faithfulness and determination to repel the temptation, the gossip, the jealousy or the lust, and He is ordering the devil to depart from you. Maybe like Jesus you have been tempted three times, ten times or hundreds of times, but it will all be over when God says so. It will not last forever so hang in there!
When you have passed the test and cut the devil off by resisting temptation no matter how many times he strikes, angels will replace this spirit of temptation. God will send them to take care of you like He did to Jesus. So instead of having the devil badgering you, the Holy Spirit filled atmosphere will be flooded with angels to take care of all your needs.
‘Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.’ James 4:7